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Our History

In 1935, we were formed as the Detroit Newspaper Industrial Credit Union, to serve people who worked in the newspaper industry. In the 1970s, we changed our name to be more inclusive of industries such as radio, television, printing, and publishing. We chose Communicating Arts Credit Union, the name most associate with our credit union.

As other financial institutions fled Detroit, we expanded our scope to help fill the financial services gap. Though we have never forgotten our roots, we have grown to include all people in our mission. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs—we know you carry the Spirit of Detroit with you—just as we do.

We changed our name from Communicating Arts Credit Union to One Detroit Credit Union, but we are still the same organization that is committed to people over profit. Our new logo represents our unity as a community of Detroiters. It encompasses both the ‘1’ and the ‘D’ on a solid line marking our unified path to financial empowerment.

We are One Detroit.

Our Mission

Our mission is to impact and change lives.

We help people in our community who have been overlooked by the mainstream banking system by providing them with credible, fair and reasonably priced financial products and services. We welcome members who live, work, worship or volunteer in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties in Michigan. 

Our Team

Click here to meet our leadership team and board members.

Community Outreach

Detroit is not just a part of our name. It's at the core of our mission. Click below to see our efforts to impact and change lives.

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Partner with Us

At 1DCU our commitment to the community is at the core of what we do. We know that we would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live. Helping community nonprofits, supporting financial literacy, and volunteering in our communities are a part of our culture.  

To submit a request for volunteers, sponsorship, on-site account openings, virtual presentations, or other support, please click the button below and complete the partnership request form. 

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View our Newsletter

Click here to view recent issues of One Detroit News.

Holiday Closings

Monday, January 1     New Year's Day 2024
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 19 President's Day
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth National Independence Day 
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day 
Monday, September 2 Labor Day
Monday, November 11 Veteran's Day 
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday, January 1 New Year's Day 2025